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2014-03-23 Minutes

REGULAR MEETING

The Northwest Allen County Board of School Trustees met in regular session on Monday, March 23, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. in the Central Office Board Room. Members present: Ron Felger, Kent Somers, Paul Sloffer, and Liz Hathaway. John Hilger was absent. Also present: Gloria Shamanoff, Bill Mallers, Lisa Harris, staff, students, patrons and a reporter.

Motions herewith mentioned are unanimous unless otherwise stated.

President Ron Felger called the meeting to order. Motion to approve the minutes of the March 9, 2015 regular meeting as presented by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

PERSONNEL/COMMUNICATIONS

A. RESIGNATIONSAmy Clements, Perry Hill Instructional Assistant, resigned as of 3/25/15. Alexandra Lew, Oak View Teacher, resigned as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

B. RETIREMENT Vicki Welch, Huntertown Instructional Assistant, submitted her intent to retire as of the end of the 2014-15 school year.

C. LEAVE OF ABSENCE REQUESTSRecommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

LEAVE DATES

Nicole Beasley

Oak View

Teacher

Extension 4/13/15-6/5/15

Nan Burman

Arcola

Food Service Assistant

2/23/15-3/11/15

Elizabeth Chaffee

Huntertown

Teacher

4/24/15

Sarah Davis

Maple Creek

Teacher

3/17/15

Kelly Greenlee

Huntertown

Teacher

3/4/15 pm

Jody Harkenrider

Eel River

Literacy Assistant

Instructional Assistant Classroom

5/22-29/15

Bonnie Johnson

Carroll 9th

Teacher

3/23-25/15

DeAnna Koons

Carroll Middle

Teacher

4/20/15-5/22/15

Carmen Lewis

Eel River

Instructional Assistant

Instructional Assistant SE

3/10-17/15

Dawn Martin

Perry Hill

Food Service Assistant

3/19-23/15

Stephanie Vanderbosch

Cedar Canyon

Teacher

2/11/15

D. CERTIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Christopher Elliott

Carroll Middle

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 4/20/15-5/22/15

Jane Herendeen

Perry Hill

Long-term Substitute Teacher Effective 3/24/15-6/5/15

Carla Shaheen

Oak View

Long-term Substitute Teacher Extension 4/13/15-6/5/15

E. CLASSIFIED RECOMMENDATIONS Recommended the following:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tamara Johnson

Maple Creek

TRANSFER to Custodian 2nd Shift 8 hours/day, 12 months/year

Effective 4/21/15

Deb Langin

Carroll High

Summer Custodian 7 hours/day, 4 days/week, 7 weeks Effective 6/8/15

Kelly O'Neil

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE additional 2 hours/day, total 5 hours/day

Effective 4/17/15

Gina Pearce

Maple Creek

Food Service Assistant additional .25 hours/day, total 3.50 hours/day

Effective 3/24/15

Heather Powell

Transportation

Bus Driver Huntertown additional Route Effective 3/24/15

Kimberly Williams

Huntertown

Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day Effective 4/6/15

F. PERMISSION TO POST/HIRE Requested permission to post/hire the following: Special Education Occupational Therapist 1.5 days/week (special ed.). Revision to the following Perry Hill positions that were approved on March 9, 2015 to include that preference will be given to candidates who have been trained to serve as licensed practical nurses: Instructional Assistant SE 2 hours/day (general fund); Instructional Assistant SE 5 hours/day (general fund); A.M. Bus Monitor .5 hour/day (general fund); P.M. Bus Monitor .5 hour/day (general fund).

G. EXTRACURRICULAR RECOMMENDATIONS

Recommended the following for the 2014-15 school year:

NAME

SCHOOL

POSITION

Tom Bussen

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M) 50%

Parris Duffus

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M) Volunteer

Dan Green

Maple Creek

Assistant Track (M) 50%

Nathan Peirce

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (F) Volunteer

Mallorie Schon

Maple Creek

Assistant Soccer (F)

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Motion to approve items A-G by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

H. TRAVEL REQUESTS Requested approval of the following:

EMPLOYEE

SCHOOL

DATE(S)

TOTAL

AMT

FUND

PURPOSE

Brenda Drayer

Hickory Center

Oak View

Perry Hill

6/25/15

$ 45.00

Title II

High Ability Language Arts Workshop

Decatur, IN

I. FIELD TRIP REQUESTS Recommended the following:

SCHOOL/GROUP

DATE(S)

MODE

LOCATION

Carroll High Japanese Class

4/14/15

Charter Bus

Chicago Art Institute, Chicago, IL

Mitsuwa Market Place, Arlington Heights, IL

Carroll High Culinary Arts

4/16-21/15

Airplane

National ProStart Invitational for Culinary Competition

Disneyland Hotel, Anaheim, CA

Cedar Canyon 4th Grade

4/17/15

Charter Bus

Imagination Station, Toledo, OH

Huntertown 4th Grade

4/22/15

Charter Bus

Indianapolis Children's Museum and Indiana State House

Indianapolis, IN

Oak View 4th Grade

4/30/15

Charter Bus

Conner Prairie, Fishers, IN

Motion to approve items H & I by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT

A. FUND RAISERS Requested approval of the following: Carroll High - Blu Flame: Luncheons for Faculty 3/25/15-5/15/15; Take & Bake Sale 3/25/15-5/15/15; Team Meal & Silent Auction 4/10/15; Bake Sale for Students One Day Only - Date TBD; Laundry Detergent Sales 3/25/15-5/15/15. Motion to approve by Liz Hathaway; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

BUSINESS REPORT

A. CORPORATION PURCHASES Building Corporation Purchases - $ 217,443.10. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded by Paul Sloffer. Motion carried.

B. CORPORATION PAYMENTS Building Corporation Payments - $ 18,098.80. Motion to approve by Kent Somers; seconded Liz Hathaway. Motion carried.

Motion to approve claims and payroll, subject to audit, by Paul Sloffer; seconded by Kent Somers. Motion carried.

Board Comments: None

Audience Comments: None

Motion to adjourn by Kent Somers; seconded by Liz Hathaway.

Meeting adjourned.





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